Wm. R. Stevens, Sir:
Owing to the short acquaintance formed with you on board the boat last October and knowing that you have held correspondence since that time until a few weeks past with us.
Miss Anne Gilpin who came out in company with my wife and myself from Philadelphia to this place and has made my house her home until the second day of last August when she left the city. We have not heard anything of her since. I think it is my privilege and your duty to inform me if you know anything about her. You will please have the goodness to answer my inquiry on the receipt of this short epistle..
This is from your friend,